Montreal Canadiens at Nashville Predators NHL Picks & Parlay 11/22/2017
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
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The Montreal Canadiens head to Bridgestone Arena to take on the Nashville Predators on Wednesday, November 22, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Canadiens at +122 and the Predators at -135.
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Montreal has a record of 8-11-2 this year and away from home they have a record of 4-6-0. They are 6th in the Atlantic Division. They've tallied 51 goals and surrendered 74 goals for a point differential of -23. For the year they have an ATS mark of 8-13-0 and an over/under record of 11-8-0. Nashville has a record of 12-6-2, including 7-1-1 on home ice this year. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They've scored 65 goals and have given up 60 for a goal differential of +5. Their record against the spread is 12-8-0 while their over/under mark is 11-9-0.
Valuable Montreal Canadiens Betting Trends
The Montreal Canadiens are 8-13-0 straight up this year
The Montreal Canadiens are 11-8-0 against the over/under this season
Important Nashville Predators Betting Trends
The Nashville Predators are 12-8-0 straight up this year
The Nashville Predators are 11-9-0 against the over/under this season
Key Montreal Canadiens Injuries
11/15/17 LW Artturi Lehkonen Lower Body IR (11/13)
11/12/17 GO Al Montoya Concussion IR (11/09)
11/10/17 GO Carey Price Lower Body IR (11/02)
10/30/17 LW Nikita Scherbak Knee IR (10/26)
10/24/17 D David Schlemko Hand IR (10/02)
10/22/17 RW Ales Hemsky Upper Body IR (10/20)
Key Nashville Predators Injuries
11/14/17 LW Scott Hartnell Lower Body IR (11/14)
11/14/17 D Yannick Weber Lower Body IR (11/14)
10/02/17 D Ryan Ellis Knee IR (10/03)
Player SpotlightCharlie Lindgren has 3 wins and 3 losses this season in goal for the Canadiens. He has 222 shots against him and he's surrendered 17 goals. He's made 205 stops for a save percentage of 92%. Jonathan Drouin has scored 13 total points this year for the Canadiens. He has 3 goals this season with 58 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 5%. He has a total of 10 assists on the year and averages 18.2 minutes played per contest. Brendan Gallagher averages 15.1 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by tallying 8 goals on 63 attempts. He has 5 assists, giving him a total of 13 points on the year.
Filip Forsberg has 21 total points this season for the Predators. He has 9 goals this year with 51 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 18%. He has a total of 12 assists on the year and averages 18.2 minutes played per contest. Pekka Rinne has 11 wins and 3 losses this season in net for the Predators. He has 509 shots against him and he's given up 40 goals. He's made 469 saves for a save percentage of 92%. Viktor Arvidsson averages 18.3 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 8 goals on 66 attempts. He has 7 assists, giving him a total of 15 points on the year.
Useful Team StatisticsThe Canadiens have given up 70 power play opportunities and surrendered 17 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 76% this season. That is 28th in the league. They average 37 shots per contest and as a team shoot 6.63% for the year. They allow 31 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 89%, ranking them 31st in the NHL at stopping the puck. The Canadiens are 27th overall with 18 total points this year. They are 27th in the league with 51 goals and 4th in goals allowed with 74. They've had 73 power play chances and scored 11 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 15%. That is 29th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Predators are 10th with a total of 65 goals scored while they are 16th with 60 goals surrendered this season. They average 29 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 11.21%. As a unit they give up 31 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them 16th in the league. The Predators have a total of 26 points this season, which is 8th in the NHL. They have had 20 power play goals on 84 chances for a percentage of 24%. That is 3rd overall. They've given up 94 power play opportunities and surrendered 16 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%, ranking 12th when short-handed.
Montreal is 3rd in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 54%, as they've attempted 1,398 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,191 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 54% as they have 1,036 attempts while they have given up 884 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 4th in the league. The Canadiens start possessions in the offensive zone 55.3% of the time, which is 4th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 44.7% for the season. That is 27th overall in the NHL. They have 667 face-off wins compared to 684 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.4%. That ranks them 23rd in the league. On defense Montreal has 527 hits and they have blocked 307 shots from the opposition, putting them 10th overall.
The Predators are 30th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 44.7% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 55.3% for the season, which is 1st in the NHL. They have 682 face-off wins compared to 617 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 52.5%. That is 4th in the league. On defense Nashville has 414 hits and they have blocked 290 shots from the opposition, which is 20th in the league. Nashville is 21st in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 49% as they've attempted 1,096 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,142 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 49.1% ranks 21st as they have 821 attempts while they have given up 852 shots on the defensive end.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction? Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Nashville -135 and under 5.5 total goals
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Nashville -135 and under 5.5 total goals
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